Carnival Vista Cruise Review by BeachCruising
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Entertainment was fabulous. MUCH more live entertainment than on prior cruises. Elizabeth at the Piano Bar was wonderful. The shows were terrific. Matt, the cruise director, made everyone feel welcome: He would walk the ship to give hugs, shake hands, say "hey"...
We did a fabulous excursion at La Romana: The dune buggys. We got caught in a storm, and covered in mud, but never had so much fun EVER! At Grand Turk, hustlers tried charging for the beach chairs. We got frustrated and went back to the ship. Security was lacking, unfortunately. Aruba was gorgeous. We went snorkeling and loved that catamaran and snorkeling excursion. Curacao was my favorite: We walked the city which was clean, friendly, unique and historic.
Be aware that this is a HUGE ship. But, if you spend some time finding your nooks, you won't be overwhelmed with the throngs. We had a fabulous cruise because we WANTED to have a fabulous cruise. Obviously, nothing is perfect, but for the price, this is the best deal in the industry. Go, enjoy, revel, relax, and you will have the time of your lives!
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
SnorkelingWonderful tour where we took a catamaran to two sites. One was a shipwreck. The water was a little cloudy but the fish were stunningly beautiful.View All 120 Snorkeling Reviews
CuracaoOur favorite port - easily walkable. Much history here.View All 995 Curacao Cruise Port Reviews
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Grand TurkGorgeous beach with too many hustlers who ruin the experience.View All 1,747 Grand Turk Cruise Port Reviews
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Dune Buggy TourBring spare clothing that you may want to just throw away. You WILL be covered in mud, but have a fabulous time!View All 7 Dune Buggy Tour Reviews